The Big Sit! 2008 Statistics

These statistics reflect information submitted by reporting circles. As teams continue to report their Big Sit! results, the statistics on this page will change to reflect up-to-the-minute information.

State Species Sightings (California, United States)

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
  3. Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
  4. Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  5. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  6. Great Egret Ardea alba
  7. Green Heron Butorides virescens
  8. Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  9. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  10. Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  11. Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
  12. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  13. Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
  14. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  15. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  16. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  17. American Coot Fulica americana
  18. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
  19. Sora Porzana carolina
  20. Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
  21. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  22. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  23. Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
  24. Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
  25. Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
  26. Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
  27. Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
  28. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
  29. Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
  30. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  31. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  32. Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
  33. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  34. Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
  35. Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
  36. Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
  37. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  38. California Towhee Melozone crissalis
  39. Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
  40. Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
  41. Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
  42. Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
  43. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  44. Common Loon Gavia imme
  45. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
  46. Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
  47. Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
  48. Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
  49. American Wigeon Anas americana
  50. Canvasback Aythya valisineria
  51. Greater Scaup Aythya marila
  52. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
  53. White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
  54. Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
  55. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  56. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  57. Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
  58. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  59. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  60. Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
  61. California Quail Callipepla californica
  62. Dunlin Calidris alpina
  63. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  64. Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
  65. California Gull Larus californicus
  66. Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
  67. Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia
  68. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  69. Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii
  70. Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
  71. Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber
  72. Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
  73. Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii
  74. Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
  75. Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis
  76. Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
  77. Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
  78. Common Raven Corvus corax
  79. Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
  80. Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
  81. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  82. Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
  83. Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus
  84. Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
  85. White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
  86. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  87. American Robin Turdus migratorius
  88. European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  89. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  90. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  91. Black-throated Gray Warbler Setophaga nigrescens
  92. Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
  93. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  94. Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
  95. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  96. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
  97. Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
  98. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
  99. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  100. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
  101. American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
  102. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  103. White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
  104. Brant Branta bernicla
  105. Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
  106. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
  107. Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
  108. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
  109. Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
  110. Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
  111. Osprey Pandion haliaetus
  112. Merlin Falco columbarius
  113. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  114. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  115. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  116. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  117. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  118. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  119. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  120. Red Knot Calidris canutus
  121. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  122. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  123. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  124. Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
  125. Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
  126. Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
  127. Herring Gull Larus argentatus
  128. Western Gull Larus occidentalis
  129. Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans
  130. Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  131. Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
  132. Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
  133. Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
  134. Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
  135. Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
  136. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  137. Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
  138. Wrentit Chamaea fasciata
  139. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  140. California Thrasher Toxostoma redivivum
  141. Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
  142. Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
  143. Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
  144. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
  145. Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
  146. Gadwall Anas strepera
  147. Yellow-billed Magpie Pica nuttalli
  148. Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
  149. Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
  150. Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus